The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Entegris Inc (NASDAQ: ENTG)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Entegris to Hold a Webcast on its Fourth Quarter 2023 Results & Analyst Update on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

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Stocks Info

Entegris Inc is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Technology sector and is a part of the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. The current market capitalization of Entegris Inc is $18.73B. A total of 1.54 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.27M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, ENTG has seen 0 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 3,274 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 21 BUYs and 45 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 98,506 shares during that period but sold 107,639.

In the most recent transaction, Colella Joseph sold 2,857 shares of ENTG for 120.49 per share on Dec 22. After the transaction, the SVP and General Counsel now owns 25,769 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 24, Colella Joseph sold 2,604 shares at 102.86 per share. ENTG shares that SVP and General Counsel owns now total 28,626.

Among the insiders who sold shares, O’Neill James Anthony disposed of 1,918 shares on Aug 21 at a per-share price of $95.00. This resulted in the SVP & CTO holding 13,670 shares of ENTG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Shaner William James sold 14,004 shares at $91.61 per share on May 15. Company shares held by the SVP & President, AMH now total 17,912.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Entegris Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.32, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.26%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 94.29. ENTG’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/30/2024 when it declared a $0.10 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/21/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/22/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/31/2023. The ENTG stock dividend was $0.10 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ENTG in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $117.86 with high estimates of $136.00 and low estimates of $90.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ENTG has a high of $126.49 and a low of $69.37.

As of this writing, ENTG has an earnings estimate of $0.58 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.63 per share and a lower estimate of $0.57. The company reported an EPS of $0.66 in the last quarter, which was 15.80% higher than expectations of $0.57.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. ENTG’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $402.56M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $997.13M in debt and $379.00M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $22.43, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.71B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ENTG is Buy with a score of 4.09.

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